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Dear Reader:

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to The Fountain, now in its eighth year of publication. Our guiding principle is that the spread of scientific education and a firm personal grounding in religious belief and values produces people who, in this time of rapid social change and increased intercivilizational contact, can foster social harmony and understanding to the benefit of all. Therefore, we focus on recent scientific developments and what they mean for us, current social issues that impact all of us on a daily basis, and increased understanding and acceptance among people of different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.

We have spent the last several years building a wide readership throughout Europe and Asia. We are now launching our magazine in America. America is an amazing place, for it is the most diverse country in the world. Nowhere else can you find such a mixture of people, as well as levels of education and wealth, races and civilizations, the religious and those without any religion, coming into daily contact with each other. That this contact is not always peaceful stems from a lack of knowledge about “the other” … what do “they” want?, why are “they” so irrational?, and so on.

 

The Fountain seeks to participate in this great human dialogue, to add its voice to the call for an ever-greater understanding and acceptance of diversity. It seeks to remind people that scientific knowledge and religious belief are not incompatible, but that when joined together, they produce balanced individuals who live in harmony with and respect those with different beliefs and worldviews.

 

The Fountain is filled with refreshing points of view, informative scientific articles and varying opinions. And the very best part: The Fountain is not a product of a commercially driven entity. Hence, The Fountain Magazine is a forum that is unencumbered by corporate pressures. Its purpose is to inform and aid in bringing people with different interests together without pressure and without bias. Come join us, will you. You'll be glad you did.

You can visit us at http://www.fountainmagazine.com

Check out what our readers said about "The Fountain". 

Letters from our Readers:
Dear Editor,

I was recently introduced to The Fountain, and want to express my thoughts and feelings about it. The first article I read was Fethullah Gülen's “Forgiveness.” To be honest, I was surprised to see such an article. Not a lot of attention is given to this important topic. Even though we all think we know what it means to forgive, we don’t really think about it in depth. This article sums up what it means to forgive and be forgiven. I would like to thank Gülen for writing this article, and The Fountain for publishing it. I hope we can all learn to forgive at times, even if we can’t forget. I look forward to reading the up-coming issues and I wish you luck in your work. Is it possible to obtain the past issues of The Fountain?
Yours sincerely,
Amy Sinclair, London, UK

Dear Sir/Madam,

After I read your April-June issue, I decided that this magazine really fills the spaces in our hearts (well, at least mine.) I am kind of bored with the anti-trust case against Microsoft and the latest unexpected increase of the US unemployment rate. I want to free myself from this exhausting everyday life and feel like I am somewhere in between heaven and Earth. When I wake up on a weekend morning, I want to read articles like the one about forgiveness in this issue. I want to remember how satisfying it feels to forgive others. I want to remember how crucial it is that we allow ourselves to be forgiven is at times. I want to remember that we are all human beings that can fall into sin and need forgiveness and vice versa. I really thank you for reminding your readers about the importance of living and the happiness it brings us. We owe you a lot, and I hope that your magazine reaches the place it deserves in this wild world of media.
Yours truly, Freda
Athar, Chicago, USA


Dear Editor,

My congratulations on the Alphonse Williams article in the April issue of The Fountain. Not only was its content excellent, but its scope will allow us to enlarge the religious dialogue beyond the field of the Abrahamic religions. I hope that similar initiatives will find their place in larger and more popular publications so that more people will learn about the common grounds of different faith communities.
Sincerely yours,
Tariq Meynen, Belgium

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